Once the property is officially under new ownership, then the homeowner is obligated to leave the property. Lenders or new owners typically go about this one of two ways. One way is to offer what is known as a “cash for keys” deal. Simply put, the new owner offers the previous owner money to move out. The second action is an official eviction process. Eviction is usually worked into the foreclosure action and judgement. Once a new title is issued, the new owner or lender can file a motion for writ of possession. This gives the homeowner 24 hours to vacate the house. The sheriff then posts the notice on the property. If the homeowner does not leave, then the sheriff is authorized to force them to leave.

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